The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


December 16, 2013

Geraldine Yates

Beloved wife, Geraldine Short Yates, 86, passed away on Dec. 16, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family on earth and welcomed into Heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and family that went before her.

She was born Dec. 16, 1927, in Dallas, to Samuel E. Sr. and Pearl Moore Short.

Geraldine married Elmer Yates on May 30, 1948. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a faithful member of Vansickle Baptist Church.

Geraldine is survived by her husband, Elmer Yates; children, Ann Shepherd and husband Donald, and Jerry Yates and wife Linda; grandchildren, Angela Homan, Melissa Baker, Gerald Yates, Dustin Shepherd; great- grandchildren, Ethan, Matt, and Ellie Homan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, a sister, and son, Robert Mack Yates.

Her life will be celebrated beginning with visitation at 9 a.m. prior to the funeral service that will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Vansickle Baptist Church, with Roger Ratliff officiating. Interment will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Gerald Yates, Ethan Homan, Dustin Shepherd, Billy Short, Dan Short and Kevin Short will be serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Matthew Homan.

Her life was filled with joy, family, and friends and she will be missed.

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